Infrared body wrap heat can penetrate up to about 2 inches and can actually reach the bone. It is because of this deep penetration why an infrared body wrap can be so effective for sore muscles, sports injuries and even the aches and pains from arthritis as well as for the reduction of cellulite and weight loss.
It is has been said that a 60 minute session can actually burn about 1500 hundred calories. Now let it be noted this really depends on the person’s particular body type and how well they can handle the heat. With keeping your caloric intake to a reasonable level based on your particular active or non-active lifestyle, over the years I have seen client’s lose up to 25 pounds per month using an infrared body wrap at least three times a week.
Main Function of Infrared
Let’s discuss for a moment the main function of infrared and how a infrared benefit your body to function at a more optimal level, shall we? Yes, we shall!
When our body accumulates fat, circulation can slow down. In fact, when most of us gain weight we begin to slow down because of that excess weight and instead of moving more we tend to move less and then a vicious cycle begins to develop.
Good circulation is vital to helping keep our bodies warm and give it the ability to also burn fat. When fat begins to accumulate in such places as hips, thighs and tummies, circulation slows and fat just stays. With infrared and the ability to penetrate so deeply, it helps to heat up the area, in turn creates better circulation and fat can be loosened and moved into the blood stream and can be now used as energy and our metabolism rate will rise.
With circulation moving better and your metabolic rate raised the body is able to also detoxify and help rid itself of toxins, wastes and impurities not only through the blood stream, but also through our largest organ; the skin.
Traditional Wraps vs. Infrared Body Wrap
Most of us have had body treatment wraps that use clay, seaweed, aloe, minerals and mud with great results, but are really only used for toning and tightening the skin. Inch loss can be achieved through the compression of the body wraps and cellulite can be diminished through the particular products being used, but none of those wraps are used and can actually claim weight loss results.
These body wraps are applied warm. The elastic bandages or gauze-type wraps are soaked in a warm solution and then applied to the body. The heat from these applications only last for a few minutes. Although after the body wrap is applied, you will most likely covered with a poncho or blankets to keep warm. This warmth is really from your own body heat.
These particular body wrap products (clay, seaweed, aloe, minerals and mud) are very effective, but cannot achieve the level of penetration or results that can be obtained from an infrared body wrap treatment.
The Best of Both Worlds
Alone each type of body wrap can provide fabulous results. However, an infrared body wrap which helps to promote circulation, raises metabolism, promotes detoxification and weight loss when combined with a more traditional mineral compression wrap for inch loss, for example, can help you to look and feel your best.
Because of their effectiveness, ease of use and very little attention is required to set up and get the client ready, an infrared body wrap is becoming a very popular choice at spas, salons and massage businesses.
To learn more about why you should be using an infrared body wrap as part of your healthy lifestyle and the best one to use then contact Andrea Pekarik Welch for all the latest information.
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